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Preston North End vs Stoke City Match Preview

17 August 2018

Our second home league game of the season sees the Sky Sports cameras roll into Deepdale as we take on Gary Rowett’s Stoke City in a 5.30pm kick-off.

The Lilywhites have won their first two home games of the season, including Tuesday night’s triumph over Morecambe in the Carabao Cup, and will be looking to keep up their 100 per cent record against the Potters.

City meanwhile have faced tough opposition in Leeds United and Brentford and picked up a solitary point so far, but will be looking to kick-start their campaign in PR1.

Both sides have plenty of competition for places, with Alex Neil and his Stoke counter-part both looking to find their best team, with the season still in its infancy.

For all the build up to the game, check out our stories below, or have a listen to this week’s edition of the PNE Podcast, featuring a fan favourite from both Deepdale and the Best365 Stadium; Ricardo Fuller.

Ref Watch
It’s a familiar face in the middle at Deepdale on Saturday, as experienced match official Andy Madley takes charge of the Lilywhites’ televised clash with Stoke City…

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Memorable Match
One of our most memorable matches against the Potters at Deepdale came 16 years ago, as Richard Cresswell scored six minutes into injury time to turn despair into joy and give North End their first win of the season…

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Ticket Information
It’s a 5.30pm kick-off for our second home game of the 2018/19, as we take on Gary Rowett’s big-spending Stoke City in PR1…

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The One And Only Issue Three
If you have played for Stoke City or Preston North End in an attacking role in the past few years you were probably interviewed for Saturday’s matchday programme…

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Opposition View
Stoke City manager Gary Rowett will bring his side to Deepdale at the weekend and expects a tough task ahead for the Potters…

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Team News
Manager Alex Neil will be without defender Calum Woods for the home clash with Stoke City this weekend…

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Match Coverage
It’s a live Sky game at Deepdale on early evening on Saturday, meaning iFollow subscribers in certain regions will not be able to access the game – check your local TV listings to see if it is being broadcast in your region as an alternative…

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Alex Neil’s Thoughts
Preston North End manager Alex Neil has plenty of selection headaches ahead of the arrival of Gary Rowett’s Stoke City at Deepdale, as he explains to iFollow PNE…

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Paul Gallagher’s Preview
Preston North End midfielder Paul Gallagher will come up against a former employer if he is selected to face Stoke City at Deepdale this weekend…

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